The Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB) was established by an Act of Parliament, No. 2 of 1974 mandated to provide a market for locally grown scheduled crops such as cereals, pulses/beans and oilseeds, and ensure that adequate supplies exist for sale to customers at affordable prices.

Powers of BAMB - conferred by the Act

  • Set prices for purchase or sale of produce
  • Import or export any scheduled produce
  • Arrange for transport, storage, processing and sale of scheduled produce
  • Enter into any transaction which, in the Board’s opinion, will facilitate proper discharge of its functions.

The Act also requires BAMB

  • To cover its operating costs from revenue generated from its trading activities
  • Establish a Stabilization Fund through a Parliamentary appropriation – primarily to stabilize prices.


To lead, to empower and grow the market for grain.


To provide a stable grain market that is efficient and fair, in support of national food security.


  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Efficiency
  • Botho

Price Files

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